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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. sharing lessons from afghanistan to help cash strapped members preserve capabilities. plus, cane's former defense minister on the future of afghanistan. bullet first, rising tensions in the east china sea, where china has extended its air defense identification zone to overlap territory long claimed by japan, south korea and taiwan. vice president joe biden has urged restraint and encouraged all parties to resolve their territorial claims peacefully. during a three-day swing through the region. and washington has said that the u.s. military will continue operating normally, refusing chinese calls for identification. but washington has also instructed civil airliners to follow beijing's new guidelines for the sake of safety. china has made the move to assert its claims over on the unpopulated islands, administered by japan, to force japan to back down, beijing has ratcheted up air and sea patrols and tokyo responded in kind of here to talk to us about china's aim and what is next are two leading asia analyst, bonnie g
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tell us what's going on and what is your take? >> guest: china has developed this air defense identification, which the administration has told our military plane to ignore, that the faa to bring into effect. so if you're on a commercial airliner you have to take this into account. you've got to respond -- i'm not sure how that works, probably transponders, but our military side is not recognizing it. china will try to -- they'll try to exert itself over japan and our allies in that region, and i think we all knew this was something. we've been talking on china since i've been in congress the last five years and wanted to expand and that's what's happening right now. what i think will happen is they will push further and further and further, every time, and this is once again much harder than the iran deal because china is a big old over american debt, a huge part of our economy. and they're becoming more westernized while at the same time building up their military and building their military up in a way where it's purely targeted at the american military. they are not doing
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
been pretty high on the list for a lot of republicans and even the democrats considering defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. ,t the end of the agreement they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has include iran,trictd sanctions on going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
defense relations. and let me in particular welcome you to csis' new home here at 1616 rhode island avenue. i'm kathleen hicks, henry a. kissinger chair and director of the international security program here at csis, and i'm very pleased to have the honor of introducing today's guest speaker, and this is the chief of defense staff of canada, general lawson. he's had a long and distinguished career serving in his current position since october 2012. prior to his most recent promotion, he served as deputy commander at norad which is at peterson air force base this colorado, so he is no stranger to the importance of u.s./canadian defense cooperation. he has also held such distinguished positions as assistant chief of the air staff and commandant of the royal military college in kingston. he led the stand up of the strategic joint staff and has served as command oring officer -- commanding officer of 412 squadron based in ottawa. general lawson graduated from the military college of canada with a bachelor of science degree as well as a master of science in the electrical can engineering and w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
and for coming tonight. [applause] held a conference on defense related topics recently including the iran nuclear deal, u.s. budget negotiations and the military's upcoming withdrawal from afghanistan. one of the participants was forwarded to provide official michelle flournoy. bumiller elisabeth of "the new york times" moderated this discussion. >> thank you all for coming. and i'm sorry that i am not nick, but here i am and i'm pulling myself together. i'm going to briefly introduce michele and phillip. we were all at aspen and i see a table h of these could number of people in the audience that were in considerably better weather last summer. so, michelle flournoy is the senior adviser at the boston consulting group prayer. from 2009 to 2012 she was the undersecretary for defense policy. and then she was the principle advisor to the secretary defense and the violation of the national security defense policies and oversight of military plans and operations and so forth. i interviewed her a number of times. she was very cautious. she never told us very much. she's also a senior fellow fo
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
, our commitment to israel's security spurred the u.s.-israeli development of missile defense technologies to keep israelis safe from rockets and missiles. those systems and newer technologies continue to protect israelis from the range of threats that they still face today. president obama and i -- and i think you heard this from the president in his q&a earlier today -- remain deeply committed. indeed determined to ensuring israel has the ability to defend itself by itself. that is why in fact, by any measurement, president obama's administration has done more than any before to make israel more secure, including funding iron dome, which i saved untold -- which has saved untold lives by intercepting hundreds of rockets that might otherwise have struck schools, hospitals, or homes. deepening our day-to-day security on an ongoing basis. negotiating a new, long-term memorandum of understanding to lock in long-term military assistance for the future. providing access to the most sophisticated u.s. military technology, such as precision munitions, the f-35 joint strike fighter, t
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
defenses. he said israel would need strong ties throughout the middle east . he wrote as much in the israel i declaration of independence. promoting bonds of cooperation with israel's neighbors. that did not happen right away, of course, but israel has always known it is strongest when it extends its hand in peace, when it is in the high moral ground. that is why the declaration of independence of israel went on to state from day one that israel would "do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire middle east." the entire middle east. that was the vision of the founding fathers. now, i understand that some think the current upheaval in the region makes this an inopportune time to try for peace, but i happen to agree with what prime minister netanyahu wrote in a rather remarkable open letter to the citizens of israel that he wrote in the beginning of these negotiations. he wrote that the dawn of a new era in the region is exactly the right time to recast israel's relationships and to change the narrative with a new generation that is starting to make its voice is heard --
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tensions rising in east asia where south korea has declared its own air defense zone. >>> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. >>> and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. >>> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with once announced last month by china. it includes a strategic area disputed by the two countries. al jazeera's terry faucet reports. >> it may be about lines in the air but extend over land and sea. this is what south korea called the submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under the very obvious de facto control. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this modified z
LINKTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
we're following this hour. the u.s. defense secretary lays out the case against china's newly declared air defense identification zone. >>> thailand's revered kichk has called on the people of the nation to unite without referring directly to the recent antigovernment protests. >>> unesco officials have given a nod to traditional japanese cuisine and added it to their list of intangible cultural heritage. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone. chuck hagel said other countries should have been consulted on it first. >> it's not that the aid itself is new or unique. the biggest concern we have is how it was done so unilaterally and so immediately without any consultation. >> last month chinese defense officials said all foreign aircraft traveling through the zone must get pry or notice and follow orders or face emergency measures. hagel said the declaration was not a wise decision. joint chief martin dempsey said the requirements did not conform to international norms. >> it wasn't the dec
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
government agencies, among them nih and the defense advanced research project agency and the national science foundation as well as private partners to take our understanding of the brain and how it works and bring it up a notch. try to figure out a way to develop the tools to decode the language of the brain. we have gone a long way recently, but we knew -- need to go much further much faster to understand the basis of how the brain works and how it sometimes does not work so well so that you end up with a brain that gives you alzheimer's or parkinson's or any of those disorders that were mentioned earlier. those are disorders that if you are going to really be able to make the kind of progress we want, we have got to understand the fundamentals of the organ involved. we do not understand the brain as well as we understand the heart, kidney, or the liver. the association hopes to put the brain into the focus of current research so we can really up the understanding of this organ and be able to make a difference for people with brain disorders. host: with regard to alter them are specifically
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
lisa on the keys to keep china's newly declared air defense identification zone. and if the world through go inside the heat you can show you that it is a complex operation to revoke the nuclear fuel. and south koreans generally preferred by now more and more people are turning to his bicycle us defence secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone track a goal said. other countries should have been consulted on him first. it's not good the news itself is new. or unique. he is concerned we have. is how it was. and i'm so new lateral. and so immediately without any consultation last month chinese defense official said all foreign aircraft traveling through this all must give prior notice and follow orders or face emergency measures a goal said the declaration was not a wise course of action joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey said the requirements do not conform to international norms. it wasn't the declaration of the ages that actually it was de stabilizing or was their assertion that they would cause all airc
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2013 12:30am PST
an effort to take the temperature of public defense across the country and i visited a lot of public defenders offices, watched a lot of trials and discovered that there was a crisis in the court's that probably all of you are well aware of and really tried to dig in and find out what was going on and where all these problems were arising that we didn't have equal justice 50 years after gideon. what i would like to do is read a little section of the book first and talk for a few minutes and read a brief section. so, the section i'm going to read is in the conclusion because it's about public defenders in a conference i went to with public defenders since i thought there were probably quite a few of you in the audience, you might find it musing. i don't know. the national defenders association opened the conference in washington dc in 2011 addressed the crowd of 300 public defenders with a room with space for many more. does society demonize you? of course. do they suggest you are working for the wrong people? of course they do do they suggest you are work for thugs? of course the
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the other end of the balloon which is domestic. you are going to need votes in order to pass this. you have to get it through the senate. it is austan goolsbee, the former chief economic adviser to the president called the emerging deal not even a baby deal. he called it an embryonic stem cell sized deal, but we don't know for sure that this congress can get that done. >> i heard that too. and also, john, last up, there's a whole bunch of discussions about revenues going on which makes a lot of republicans unhappy. but co-pay for federal employee pension funds is one of the big sticking points. apparently over ten years worth $130 billion.
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
conyers amendment to the national defense authorization act that would strip funding from the usa's all collection programs. the amendment was narrowly defeated. now months later and several new explosive weeks later lawmakers in the senate are eager to try again with their own dna. they believe that if the vote were held today they would pass their two however leadership is pushing back as the chairman of the armed services committee carl levin doesn't want any of the reforms included in this year's and the head this fray over the nsa along with other issues related to sanctions on iran might prevent congress from even passing in the nba for the first time in fifty one years. again no and da day for the first time in fifty one years. so that is what's going on in congress and that's also what has the top defenders of the nsa so concerned. kevin rogers and kevin finds their rank and file members willing to wreak havoc on the legislative schedule just to make sure they get a vote on an essay report. the wild card here would be the american people and what they want. however they did more
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
succession process also as a vice chairman. at full control of the national defense commission the state's most powerful party. so why the sudden falling out although there are no clear answers the general consensus among political analysts is that he was filled with mr in a power struggle with vice marshal at him and for telling a major shift in north korea's power structure. today is probably one of the four members of the decision making the stadium at the central committee workers' party and vice chairman of the party central military commission south korean officials present. given the gravity of the matter back to tillman is behind all this. according to seoul's national intelligence service skin is breaking awarded the executions and feverish week conducting so called ideology execution fine we'll see. the sudden change. the government is now keeping a keen eye on north korea's internal complexity and in the us. and for extra steak and tongs remove all and execution of his associates. we are doing lines on the phone with dr fong and thick director of center for foreign policy at t
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
issues including the recent air defense browse and north korea's nuclear threats during a speech at one of the nation's top universities it is in north korea is believed to be deposed number two man may be hiding out in china in a quest for asylum in south korea on sunday it's the good sense. welcome to primetime years it's friday this ever sit here in korea life and soul mind and tell him thank you for joining us we begin with present at today's meeting with visiting us vice president joe biden at the presidential office that on a date this morning discussions of the current geopolitical tension in northeast asia that success to paint the presidential office correspondence onto to have to detox. even the president acting u s vice president biden stretched all the good hour long protest get told that the kids got to see the variety of issues freedom from the file at all to the global. first and for the mash the two sides be a further strong a lap full of lions. meet the meaning of and to do with who i am doomed. when you meet in the kitchen if you didn't tell i'm a menu to the enemy is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
and pressing matters before they leave for the holidays. on the agenda a massive defense bill and a farm bill but perhaps the most significant issue is the budget, to avoid a deal like last october. >>> car pileups and massive flight delays. the national weather service is predicting another massive storm from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> detroit's troubles are having a ripple effect across the country. its bankruptcy case sets a precedent how cities going through the same process handle its economic woes. the city of stockton in northern are california owes more than a billion dollars to its creditors. has few options. melissa chan has the story. >> in the back of their minds a not so merry prospect. as a retired city worker of bankrupt stockton his pension is in peril. >> they don't have any real concern about what happens to the people, their families that lose their medical care. and if we lose our pension, then i'll probably lose my house. >> in the era of boom before the financial crisis bust, stockton made some costly mistakes. over building and investing in pricey city pro
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture, to pass the bill, to go to conference with the house, to get a conference report written and to have it adopted by the house of representatives all before the house goes out of session this friday. there just simply is no way that all of those events can take
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
2014 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr. levin: before me left for the thanksgiving break, senator inhofe and i said that we would come to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. one thing we will watch is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to the bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that, but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why has this year been so hard to get into an
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 8:30pm PST
to china since it declared a controversial air defense identification sound bite until a china's resident. washington is deeply concerned about the move. i didn't that she did in beijing on wednesday the us government official said biden told she had washington does not recognize the sound and is looking to china to take steps to reduce tensions. i don't know when it demanded that china had retracted to enroll to take what he called defensive measures against aircraft refusing to obey chinese instructions. he also urged china to establish hot lines with japan and other neighboring countries to avoid any unintended conscious. she would put explain china's position on the sound and the brown with japan over territorial claims in the east china sea. if it shows that the us government will be closely watching china's response in the coming days and weeks. i was on a six day tour of japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed that japan's prime minister seems ill on that. they won't tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. foreign diplomats around the world continue
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
and her husband of just three weeks elytte barbour came out and spoke in an interview in he defense. here's what he said. >> that was malicious whatsoever. i believe that she was attacked and that under those circumstances she took the necessary measures to defend herself. >> reporter: miranda barbour was arrested first and charged with criminal homicide and then police arrested her husband elytte barbour and charged him with criminal homicide. he put a rope around laferrara's neck to keep his head from moving while his wife stabbed him. police say that elytte barbour has also said that he and his wife just wanted to kill. they had tried before, and they had not been able to, fred. >> wow! those are horrible details. so this couple -- is there any sort of track record or is this a first-time offense? do we know anything about whether there are other investigations involving them? >> reporter: fred, we know that they were new to the area. they had just moved here from north carolina a few weeks ago. police are focused on the investigation here in pennsylvania right now, but we do know that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
, there won't be any u.s. troops on the ground. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered the military to transport troops into burundi to central african republic, pentagon officials say they believe immediate action is necessary to avert a humanitarian tragedy. france says it will start disarming fighters and if necessary they will do it by force. nazalie mushari takes us to the capital, bu bangui. >> he says he's just a local businessman. the french intervene ordering people to move away. they arrest the muslim man, taking him away. in another suburb of the city, a man is carried to safety. he's been stabbed. locals him of being part of antibalica, a maintain christian group. >> translator: we found this man walking, he had two grenades. we asked him where he was from, he couldn't tell us. he wanted to blow up the gren easdz. >> there are thousands of -- gregrenaregrenades. >> told to move away from the vehicle. french soldiers here say that they found weapons and grenades inside the cars of these men. their cars have been confiscated, you can see they have been arrested, hands ti
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the past battling prostate cancer, macular degeneration and hearing loss. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel made a surprise trip to afghanistan to check in on our troops there. his presence may put an end to a stubborn standoff. secretary hagel received word from their defense minister that the stalled bilateral security agreement would be signed as they're saying now in a timely manner. >> the ministers all believe that it is in the interest of afghanistan to have that just as they recommended to have that bsa signed. >> secretary hagel took time to address concerns the u.s. is backing away from its leadership role in the middle east. connor powell has more on that from our mideast bureau. >> reporter: as tensions continue in the mideast, secretary of defense chuck hagel trying to reassure american allies in the persian gulf that the u.s. will continue to support its friends and partners in the region. hagel announced today the u.s. is open to selling advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambitions. hage
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
of defense go on the shop r chopping block a decision that may make it harder tore troops to put food on the table. a real bird's-eye view what happens when the snake nabs the camera. >> a little kelly pickler. the lights of times square to wake you up this morning. thank you for joining "fox & friends first". we certainly appreciate it. the miami man accused of shooting his wife and posting the photo of her corpse is now charged with first degree murder. he previous pleaded not guilty claiming he was acting in self defense when he shot his wife. forensic evidence shows her on her knees and one arm raised at the time of the shooting. >> the new hampshire hospital worker who infected dozens of patients with heap at this timet -- hepatitis c faced them one by one. >> he will have to remember my face for every moment he has to serve. >> he admitted to stealing pain-killers and replacing them with saline filled syringes tainted with his blood. 46 people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis c he carries. >> one organization in california not putting up decorations for chri
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:30pm PST
and as vice chairman of the national defense commission and was widely seen as his mentor the political bureau of the workers' party an ounce cans dismissal through state run media is said the decision was made at a meeting in pyongyang on sunday attended i can jump on teams that can hamper efforts to build a strong and prosperous nation he said ten was co opted by capitalism and downs in a deep pain to livestock. officials with the south korean intelligence service said last week academy. the men they are and they said two of his aides may have being executed i must say there may have been a power struggle within the leadership. people in bangkok are bracing for another major demonstration protesters are calling for the resignation of thai prime minister eamon auctioneer want their clandestine won nine races in the capital to what the prime minister's office in the final showdown the city government is influenced by a nice brother the former prime ministers thompson channel on the lead of the largest opposition party the pc to return to one said more than one hundred and fifty parliament memb
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am PST
touchdown passes. >> against the best defense in the nfl. >> and some of the passes were just beautiful. all right. houston, patriots against the texans. >> nail biter for you, buddy. >> it was. nine yards score. they take the lead. fourth quarter, game tied at 31. new england, they'll kick the game winning field goal. a big one. i think it was a 53 yarder. texans lose ten in a row. bill, there was a little controversy here. after the game texas defensive end antonio smith telling reporters the patriots knew what to expect from the houston defense and there may be something fishy going on. i'm suspicious, i think it will be a big coincidence if that just happened by chance. i don't know for sure. i just know it was something we practiced this week. of course, our producer of show is a jts fan that harkens back to -- >> on defense? do you know what a defense is going to do? that is silly. >> my favorite teams are not above a little skepticism. >> how about rob ford making an appearance at the falcons-bills games. i'm sure there were quite a few of people trying to take selfies. ate chicken wi
LINKTV
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
tour as leaders in the region voice concern about china's air defense identification zone. >>> anti-government protesters in thailand are calling for a nationwide strike as they increase pressure on the prime minister to step down. >>> and belgians with a deep affection for haiku have found a unique way to send their poetry back to its birthplace. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden will soon get off a plane in the japanese capital and step into a dispute that's increased the friction between neighbors in this region. he'll be meeting leaders in tokyo, beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with prime minister shinzo abe. abe has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defense ministry officials announced last month they'd set up the zone. it covers a large part of the east china sea. and includes islands the japanese control, but the chinese and taiwanese claim. biden will head to china after he leaves japan. the vice president will meet on wednesday with president xi jinping and other chinese leaders.
NBC
Dec 1, 2013 11:30pm EST
>> we got down early but the guys fought back hard and defense played outstanding and got us stops and big turnover at the en. we had a couple of big plays and good drives and got back in the game. it was fun. we had a fun night. it was a good win for us. >> michele: andre brown missed the first eight games with a broken leg and comes back. two touchdowns tonight. has what has he meant to your offense? >> the physical running game he has brought and positive yardage and keeping us in good down and sdans and picking up protection. he has done a great job. peyton hillis played well tonight also. we run the ball wen' have to keep doing that. >> michele: you're 5-. what do you think? you're still in this. >> we knew after last week's loss we have to win five in a row aand this is the first one. you can't win five in a row if you don't win the first one so we accomplished that and got to keep going. >> michele: congratulations. >> thanks. >> michele: justin, had you two and a half sacks on the season. tonight have you a career high four. what got into you? >> you know what, man? coach a
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
component of it. here now defense attorneys say that was not a fair trial. they wanted that to change. they went to appellate court and that was overturned. we're seeing essentially a completely different trial. we're seeing different evidence and nothing from those other officers will be admitted in this trial. this is a major civil rights case and nationally known after hurricane katrina. they thought they had closure. now they know that they don't. >> that has to be true of the glover team. we've just seen those pictures. bell he continue to see that. thank you. >> the obama administration said it has met it's deadline to fix the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset o
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
it done now. also the farm bill, that includes the food assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leader
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
hit and into minnesota. >> sea expands the air defense zone, adding zones towards china and japan. >> a new wrinkle when plying for l healthcare. how you apply could matter. >> people all around the world continue to pay tribute to nelson mandela. you are looking at live pictures early sunday morning. there they are, inside the church where they are preparing to bury the african father. >>>. >>> south africa begins a week of mourning for nelson mandela. nick schifrin has more from johannesburg. >> it's well into sunday morning. there's a few dye hards to my left on the street. this street played a huge part in nelson mandela's life and in the part of apartheid. so many came out to honour his struggles. >> this street hosted apartheid's battle. outside nelson mandela's old house the bands played songs. ice-cream sellers hocked in two languages. >> and in a quiet corner this man thanked nelson mandela by teaching a different fight. he was a champ. now he coaches kids to box, because nelson mandela asked him. >> it's healthy. he said i must do this job. that's why i gave my life to t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
korea has an expanded air defense zone which overlaps with the one last month that zone is one that is disputte diy the countries. >> south korea ma dispute may be about invisible lines on land. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their ex-clu exclusie economic zones. now south africa has asserted their rights from above. the new korean airspace defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region this modified zone increased the air zone over the waters. waters. seoul's move comes two weeks after china's air defense identification zone encroaching on korea a and japan. the government of seoul say they won't enforce the rules until december 18th. we don't believe this will impact the ro relationship with china florida anchina and japan. southeast asichina which releasf militaryicmilitary excises exerl stay in communication with seoul. china's actions last month have given them a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for t
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
at least spells out some rules of work for the farm air defense identification zone established ese that the japanese have. it's not new and been around for a long time. of the me some sense background here or your take on the background here. you described the region being you ot at the moment and said the chinese have upped the ante. why now? well, i would say that there are transitional politics that into. this the new leader of china is now finishing his first year in office. critical whenr is alley at radition chinese views into power. consolidatinginue his power base which continues army ande's liberation he communist party of china, eighty million members strong and grandson's and grand daughters of the revolutionary elite. you have a an similar set of politics playing with a relatively new to power prime minister. ou have the reality of transitional politics which likely are playing some role in all of this. second, you have beijing under some new creating bureaucratic dynamics. establishing a new national no doubt ounsel which is ruffling some feathers with the military w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the herald al new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this could make our relationships closer. it might help establish the kind of relationship that is fit. >> the timing
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
the minister of defense, the well guarded building, there are check points at most of the roads that lead to this area. they charmed the gate, and then it was split into two groups one went to the military hospital, the other went to the ministry of defense building. there were sounds of explosions. this is what happened. they managed to get where some of the biggest on the ground. president is seen here meeting with top military commanders. and his government is accused of failing to restorieses ability to a country beset by violence and poverty. there's been no claim of responsibility. launched many attacks killing scores of soldiers. the u.s. has intensified drone operations in yemen. killing many al quaida commanders with tough group remains active in the south, where it enjoys tribal protection. there's been a large explosion. opposite national oil company headquarters. the company in central nigeria, all attackers opposite the oil company went up in flames. not clear at this stage where there are any casualties. >> gunman have shot dun an american teacher. it happened while the man
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
defense zone. the u.s. recently feel two military planes through the zone without first notifying the chinese. >>> there must be something about the seahawk football going very well when it's going to snow in seattle because that's what we are getting right now. a little bit much snow working its way down south towards the seattle area not quite to the playing field yet, but that little bit of snow is not leaving a lot in the way of accumulation. but what it is a sign of: arctic air. it is blasting out of the tra frazier valley into the city of bellingham, the northern border of canada and right on washington/canada border. we will see the snow band gradually fall apart. the cold air will change the whole weather story for much of the west coast and moving into the mid atlantic gradually through the end of the week. right now, temperatures and a cold 27 for spokane, seattle has dropped down to 35 degrees. >> that's 11 degrees cooler now than it was at the same hour last night. other temperatures dropping 15 degrees cooler for spokane. the cold air not quite to salt lake city yet.
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
're playing a certain position like a linebacker or defensive back at the end of level or years and years? yeah, there might be something there but that doesn't mean every kid playing pop warner is going to be condemned to a -- it's just reckless to put that forward. i think that's what the lawsuit did. the irony of the nfl lawsuit was that the players hurt every leg that they were not suing, but they didn't hurt the one leg they were suing one day. in the nfl, approaching about $10 billion in revenue. the highest rated television shows, sunday night football. a league that sells parking spaces on game day for 50 bucks. they don't have to worry about paying out $755 million. they will survive. they are doing fine. but the league is so in your store door to pay for shoulder pads, those are the leagues that really have to worry. recently there was a bowl conducted by hbo real sports in which they asked people, knowing what you know about football and brain injuries, would you allow your kid to play? 33% had reservations about allowing their kids to play. we al are already seeing this in act
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
defense zone over islands that tokyo also claims. he said the u.s. is "deeply concerned." the vice president travels to china tomorrow. we'll focus on what's fueling the tensions in the east china sea later in the program. protests eased today in thailand as the prime minister ordered police to avoid new confrontations with demonstrators demanding her ouster. days of violence had left four people dead and more than 250 hurt. we have a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a problem: the protestors may have occupied the lawn outside the prime minister's office, but yingluck
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
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Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
that 200 positions will be eliminated from the office of the secretary of defense, but he said there will not be a large number of immediate layoffs. reductions that i have announced today will occur through a process of natural attrition in order to minimize the impact on our workforce. if the department is forced to one steep sequestration cuts the order of $500 billion, we may need to implement additional reductions. hagel adds that cuts will save about $1 billion over time. coming up, the fed says factories are giving the u.s. economy a boost but the latest beige book data is out. we will look at what else is expanding when "bottom line" on bloomberg television continues in just a moment. ♪ collects welcome back. let's show you how the equity markets finished. stocks fell for a fourth day. the longest him in 12 weeks. investors weighed economic data for clues on the timing of central banks stimulus cuts. also watching for new developments in a possible budget deal in washington. now let's get to the numbers. the market index was down two points. at the dow jones industria
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
declared an air defense identification zone that covers the site. now south korea has extended its air defence oh two included as well. japan's air defense own also covers the sole control brought the research station is at the center of a simmering territorial dispute we don't believe this will significantly impact our relationships with china and with that and i'm so hip and as we try to work for peace and cooperation in west asia into. so did john chinese unilateral declaration angered seoul and tokyo. both governments have refused to recognize the move. korean and japanese aircraft or ignoring these things demands to identify themselves when flying to chinese to clear defense own. the united states has sent one of its aircraft carriers the uss george washington into the region. the us state department is calling on all sides to pursue action in a responsible fashion. there is more at stake than control over your toe island the dispute will also establish a new regional balance of power international peacekeeping forces in the central african republic on high and that following rece
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 8:30pm PST
the number one defense in the nfl and take control of the division. you had to have the game. so what was the mentality of this team coming in? >> we knew the challenge, especially on a short week, playing against a great divisional poept in the panthers. they had won eight in a row, so they were rolling. we wanted to hit our stride and get our swagger back. no better way than to come in the dome and do that. all three phases played exceptionally well tonight. got a great team win. >> michele: carolina's defense had given up just two first half touchdowns all season. you guys score three on them in the first half. what were you able to do that other offenses have not? >> we just had great balance and a lot of guys made plays. marques came up with huge catches, as did jimmy. the line did a great job. we mixed and matched the personnel groups and what we were doing. and defense did a great job of getting us the ball and giving us opportunities. >> michele: fastest quarterback in nfl history to 50,000 yards passing. only quarterback in nfl history with six straight seasons of 30 touchdow
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
bomber attacked yemen's defense ministry this morning killing 15 people. the blast in the nation's capital was followed by a fire fight with gunmen who tried to take over the complex and most of them had been killed. >>> in mexico, missing radioactive cobalt 60 has been found near where it was removed from a stolen truck. authorities say the material was taken out of the protective canister and pose noes threat to the public. although whoever opened it is in grave danger. the thieves were probably just interested in the truck. 20,000 americans signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov on saturday. twice as many of all of october. president obama wednesday urged activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >> toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for the videotape that appears to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> and now for your first look at business, we turn to cnbc. >>> a push for a higher minimum wage is causing a walkout. they're calling for 1
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
. and there is increasing concern about the new air defense zone that china has declared over disputed territory in the east china sea. joining me now to discuss this and more, former cia and nsa director michael hayden, and, general, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good morning, chris. >> do you look at the new six-month deal with iran as a reasonable first step to test their intentions or do you worry that it leaves too much of iran's nuclear activity and infrastructure in place? >> well, it is not like we had a whole lot of good choices with regard to iran and their nuclear program, chris. and i'm willing to let this deal kind of run. but let's be honest with ourselves, all right. we have accepted iranian uranium enrichment. there is no question about that. that's a different red line than we used to have. i understand that. that may be a result of the facts that have changed on the ground. >> let me stop you for a second. because john kerry would sit here right now and he would say there is nothing in the agreement, we do not recognize their right to enrich. >> well, actually, it says in the
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 3:55pm EST
was attacked while keeping an eye on the neighborhood than was shot to well self-defense. the photos at the scene we see a bloody nose and swollen and bruises on his head blood coming out supports the story. the autopsy to days later the only wound on trayvon martin is a bruised knuckle. two days later within 40 hours trayvon martin's father comes san to the station they played the screams and the chief investigator is there and listen to him say that is not trayvon. this is what they do within 48 hours why they had no interest to block or arrest george zimmerman. that would not stand. now you need a little agitation and propaganda you have to politicize the case to move forward. of the great white defendant playbook was in place and i will walk you through how this came to be. because the orders do not come from the soviet union not even a national clearinghouse. there are local groups to know how to exploit the system he and they know it is necessary. it is civil-rights lawyers and florida that are put in touch with these guys make a good living so we establishments about presumed
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
of his defense of that claim, karl? >> i thought it was ludicrous. the president said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor period. he didn't say you will have to pay a lot more to keep your doctor unmy plan. frankly from the very beginning, one of the principle assumptions of obamacare is, that there are too many choices. that people have too many choices when it comes to ininsurance policies. so let's make them all look-alike. and you have too many choices when it comes to doctors and providers. so let's do thing in the design of the law that necessarily limit the number of providers and number of doctors you will have access to. that necessarily means the president was absolutely lying when he said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. bill: full-throated defense, karl. people aren't stupid. wallace said the president guaranteed me i could keep my doctor. emanuel said, if you want to, you can pay for it. >> exactly. you can have anything you want as you come up with the jack for it. look, this is why i'm amazed, first of all they try to defend it. the presiden
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